Originally Posted by The Surgeon
I have someone who is asking me a question that I do not know the answer to.
What needs to be met, for the action, to build a 338 Edge or 338 Lapua?
Let me elaborate. Can a factory action, like Rem 700 be used?
I tried to find some info. I looked around at others who have built this caliber and could not find one built with a Remington. They were either on a custom action or a Savage.
So can it be done off of a a stock run of the mill Rem 700 LA.
For some reason I have it in my mind that the answer is no.
For the 338 EDGE a standard Remington 700 long action is fine. (I would recomend having it
trued for any custom barrel job.
For the 338 Lapua I would recomend a Weatherby mark 5 action because the bolt is larger
and opening the boltface up is easy and a standard 378 extractor can be used as is.
The 700 can be used for the Lapua but it requires more work by the smith.
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